snowmass epiphany

Yesterday, I shared briefly about my climbing Snowmass Mountain. Not twelve hours later, I get a Facebook message (oh Facebook, how I love/hate you) from one of the guys I met up with along the way. He tells me that his friend, Joel, who was climbing with us made a short video of their experience on the mountain.

In a word… stunning.

Worth every second of your four minutes. Yours truly even makes a blink of an eye cameo appearance.

Snowmass Epiphany from Joel Pilger on Vimeo.

I don’t want to ruin it with too many words, but two quick observations. One, I had no idea that he was videoing all this. Granted, I was pretty busy with what I was doing, but come on. You think I would notice a dude whipping out his camera every few minutes. Two, you just have to appreciate the art of telling a story through video. Of course, not anyone can pull this off. Joel obviously knew what he was doing. Great angles. Great material. Great music. Even great words. But a four minute video tells a story that I couldn’t have even if I had all the paper and ink (or screen space and pixels) in the world.


2 Replies to “snowmass epiphany”

  1. Never had any desire to climb mountains, even with my whole family having backpacked in Colorado with you and Craig, but that video was amazing. I understand now why people do it. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hello Taido! Joel here. Thanks so much for the kind words. The video was a thrill to shoot and edit.

    But more importantly, I’m glad you made it down Snowmass safely! The message you left at our camp was a beautiful gesture…

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